Clara Salvino has had a very different childhood then most. Totally unaware of her beauty and strength she's ready to start a new high school her junior year. Determined to break through the walls of her past that she's created around herself, she is also ready to let people in. Well, maybe. Her first day she encounters Gabe and she knows instantly that nothing will ever be the same. Gabe Typical popular guy: handsome, rich, every girl's dream. Everyone wants something from him, his attention and most importantly his time. He gives neither freely. The first day of school he locks gazes with a set of green eyes and they see straight through his façade. What is it about her that makes him want to trust his instincts and lower his guard? As Clara acclimates to her new school, she teeters on a fine line of self-doubt and confidence until someone uses her past to their advantage. Memories resurface of her troubled childhood and they come back to haunt her with a vengeance. Their love seems strong, but yet so new, can it withstand as nightmares, doubts and insecurities collide? With Gabe and her friends by her side, Clara fights to prove that her past doesn't necessarily define her, but it does make her stronger.